March 26 - Ritchie Bros. had sold more than USD54 million of equipment for Energy Transportation in Casper, Wyoming.

HLPFI reported on March 13 that Ritchie Bros. was conducting the multi-million dollar auction for Energy Transportation, which was selling its equipment after being bought by NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation subsidiary NC Energy Services.

The unreserved public auction attracted over 3,000 on-site and online bidders from 47 countries. Among the auction highlights, were a 2010 Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 600-tonne capacity all terrain crane that sold for USD3.35 million - the most expensive all terrain crane sold by Ritchie Bros. to date.

78 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state of Wyoming, while online bidders purchased 36 percent of the equipment.